I just got The Sentry in the mail recently. On my to read list. Would love to hear what you think of it.
I enjoyed Stephen Hunter's first Bob-Lee Swagger, but not enough to read more of them. Does he get better with time?
The Sentry was a book that centred very much on Joe Pike and drew out more of his character than we've seen before. I like realistic characterisations, and having known a few people a bit like Joe in the military and felt this was a interesting approach.
I've enjoyed most of the 'Bob the Nailer' books and did feel this was better than most - but Bob's getting old, how long can he go on ?
I was annoyed with the cliff-hanger too, but I loved the book.
I was more annoyed with the follow-up and what he did with the cliff-hanger. I don't want to give any spoilers.
Not a good week. Started with Ridley Pearson's UNDERCURRENTS. This is a seral killer police procedural and about average as those go. Clearly, the plot is already outlined for the author of a serial killer novel: body with weird mutilations plus a second ditto. A lot of profiling. Some more bodies. Then, when the detective gets close, it gets personal. They never seem to change and are utterly predictable.
Then Geraldine Evans, BLOOD ON THE BONES. A cozy police procedural. With nuns. And more words than would have made three novels. Therefore: too boring to read!
I've just started SECOND SHOT by Zoe Sharp, the sixth in her Charlie Fox series (the second one to take place in America). Fast-paced and a lot of fun.
Fatal Destiny - a Grace deHaviland novel